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Pet Health Concerns: Brain Tumors

A brain tumor is a condition that involves a lesion or swelling caused by abnormal growth of cells in the brain.  Brain tumor symptoms depend on the location of the tumor and in certain instances, there may not be any … Continue reading

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Dog Insurance Goes No Limits!

We at Trupanion are very excited to announce our ‘first in the industry’ dog insurance policy with no payout limits! What does this mean for dog owners? For those already enrolled in Trupanion, your previous $20,000 lifetime payout limit is … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: Brachycephalic Syndrome

Brachycephalic syndrome is a respiratory condition that is often found in short nosed dogs such as English bulldogs, French bulldogs, Pugs, Boston Terriers, and Pekingese. This condition causes upper airway abnormalities such as stenotic nares which are pinched nostrils, reverted … Continue reading

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Do dog insurance premiums increase if I submit a claim?

I often hear that people are afraid to get pet insurance and submit the “small, mundane claimes” because they fear that any claim will increase their premiums. Unlike most car insurance companies in the US, many pet insurance companies do … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: Blood Platelet Abnormality

Blood platelet abnormality in pets affects the clotting factors of the blood.  As a congenital and hemostasis disorder in both cats and dogs, it causes abnormal bleeding and bruising due to improper blood coagulation. There are several blood abnormality conditions … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is a cancerous tumor in the bladder. The cause of bladder cancer, or carcinoma is unknown, however it is believed that certain lawn pesticides and chemicals may increase the chances of cancer occurring in pets. Certain breeds, such … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: Basenji Enteropathy

Also known as immunoproliferative enteropathy and immunoproliferative small intestinal disease, this condition is seen in the Basenji dog breed.  Caused by the progressive malabsorption of nutrients in the intestines, this inflammatory digestive condition results in diarrhea, protein loss, and weight … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: Axonal Dystrophy

Although axonal dystrophy is rare, it is a serious condition that causes the nervous system to function improperly. With this disease, nutritional abnormalities occur within the axons of the nervous system. An axon is a long nerve fiber of a … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: Ataxia

Ataxia, most commonly known as cerebellar ataxia, is a non-specific medical term that describes the lack of muscle coordination and movement. Ataxia can result from a variety of reasons, including seizures, toxins, trauma, and other infectious agents. This vestibular disease … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concern: Amyloidosis

Present in humans and pets, amyloidosis displays itself in many forms. Amyloidosis is a condition that affects the amyloid protein in a variety of bodily tissues and organs, leading to organ dysfunction.  Most commonly seen is renal amyloidosis, which occurs … Continue reading

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